Attention: New Language Policy for Comments on the Opinionated Gamers

We’ve been blessed over the past year to have a lot of great conversations and reviews about board games on the Opinionated Gamers.

In our opinion, the use of profanity and vulgarity is not needed when talking about board games.  There ar other ways to make a point than resorting to such language.  Certainly, there is a time and a place for such language, and we feel that this blog is not such a place.  This is a public forum which could be read by anyone – including children – and we would like this site to remain appropriate for everyone interested in reading about these games of ours.

Many of the contributors and readers of this blog read this site at work or at home – places where language of this nature is simply not appropriate.  Furthermore, continued use of this sort of language could trigger many internet blocking services used by employers and cause our blog to be blocked at work – we are already having enough problems of this nature having the word “Gamers” as part of our URL!

Thus, the Opinionated Gamers will employ a simple filter to prevent such language from being posted on our site.  We ask that anyone wishing to participate in the conversations here keep their tone civil and their words appropriate for all audiences.

Please respect this simple request. We certainly want everyone to be able to contribute to the comments here (which is why we don’t require you to have an account nor to log in to comment), but we do not want to have to actively moderate the comments on the blog.  If you feel that this restriction is too onerous, then we ask that you not post here.  There are other sites on the Internet where such language is felt appropriate, and we will respect your decision to post your comments there instead of on this blog.

Hopefully this is the only time that this topic will need to come up on the blog.  A similar message will be added to the “About Us” page on the website as well.

And with that – let’s get back to talking about the games!

Respectfully yours,

The Opinionated Gamers

About Dale Yu

Dale Yu is the Editor of the Opinionated Gamers. He can occasionally be found working as a volunteer administrator for BoardGameGeek, and he previously wrote for BoardGame News.
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